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Kamogawa River, Kyoto

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Get away from it all on the banks of Kamogawa River, a river flowing from the mountains northwest of the city, and running right through town. With areas of cherry blossoms, green banks, and bridges acting as meeting places for young lovers, the river provides a welcome and varied place to evade the crowds and listen to the flowing water. See how the river interacts with the city in the more developed areas, with its waters becoming central to a number of shrines and pleasant gardens. For Kamogawa River and beyond, use our Kyoto holiday planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • You could taste the atmosphere of the Kamo River at night so we had booked nights River dinner. Oh came to Kyoto with a wonderful staff make you feel happy.
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  • Lovely views and worth a visit and walk along. Very pretty area and a contrast to tokyo so you see a different location in Japan  more »
  • Great to walk along, beautiful scenery and would highly recommend when in Kyoto. Beautiful in the evening, as the city lights turn on.  more »

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